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How To Embed Web Fonts From Your Server

Ralf Hermann

You don՚t necessarily have to rent or license fonts for use on web pages. You can also pimp your already licensed desktop fonts for cross-browser web font embedding and upload the fonts to your own web server.

Fonts to Choose and Fonts to Avoid

Before you start converting your desktop fonts into web fonts, make sure that the license with the respective font entitles you to do so. Generally, commercial license agreements do not permit the storing of font software on a publicly accessible web server. This, however, is a prerequisite when using the @font-face rule.

Currently, commercial font providers count on web font embedding services. Only a few suppliers deliver special web font packages for storage ...

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